Thatcherism and popular culture

Half-day seminar 29.4.2015 Janus-hall (Kaivokatu 12, Turku) 12-16

12.15 Opening words and introduction to Thatcherism, Popular Culture and the 1980s-project

12.30 Fawlty Towers: Sitcom and Pre-Thatcherite Conservatism
Rami Mähkä, Cultural History, University of Turku

13.00 ‘The Sound of Thatcherism on Vinyl’: Spandau Ballet and the ambiguous neo-liberal aspirations in popular music
Kari Kallioniemi, Cultural History, University of Turku

13.30 ‘Our First Lady of Girl Power’: Spice Girls and Margaret Thatcher
Heta Mulari, Cultural History, University of Turku

14.00-14.30 Coffee break

14.30 Thatcherism and the Music Industries
Martin Cloonan, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

15.00 ‘Where there is discord, may we bring harmony’: Conflict or complementary? UK independent record labels and Thatcherism
Mark Baillie, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow

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About Kimi Kärki

Coordinator: International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPC), PhD Programme in Popular Culture Studies (PPCS) & International Master's programme European Heritage, Digital Media and the Information Society (EuroMACHS).

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